Ly Hoang Long was born in 1965 in Dalat, a city located on the high plateaus of central Vietnam. He now works in Ho Chi Minh city. Since childhood, the photographer has been fascinated by colours and images and began his professional career as a graphic designer. He discovered photography in 1993 through a friend, bought his first analogue reflex and two years later, made a dark room in his apartment. One thing led to another and he definitively abandoned design in order to devote his time to his images. Destiny seemed to approve of his choice, since he is now nicknamed the "king of digital photography" with over twenty years experience to his name and 210 international prizes, including that of best travel photographer in 2014 (TFOTY). Several of his pictures also won awards in the same year at the CBRE Urban Photographer of the Year and from National Geographic.